(1) The Forest Practices Code shall prescribe the manner in which forest practices shall be conducted so as to provide reasonable protection to the environment.
(2) Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the Forest Practices Code shall prescribe the manner in which the following forest practices shall be conducted:
(a) the establishment and maintenance of forests including standards to be complied with in the restocking of land with trees;
(b) the harvesting of timber or the clearing of trees;
(c) the construction of roads and other works connected with the establishment of forests, the clearing of trees or the growing or harvesting of timber.
(3) Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the provision of reasonable protection to the environment includes landscape management and the control of soil erosion.
(4) The Forest Practices Code may apply generally or in specified areas or may apply differently according to such factors as may be specified in the Code or according to such limitations or restrictions, whether as to time or circumstance or otherwise, as may be so specified.
(5) The Forest Practices Code may authorize any matter or thing to be from time to time determined, applied, or regulated by a forest practices officer.